Alphablocks guide to: Word magic

Time to make words with word magic

Alphablocks guide to: Word magic

When your child knows their first letter sounds [Link to Letters and sounds video], the next key phonics [link to Alphablocks guide to: Phonics article) skill is putting them together to read simple words.
This involves the key skills of sounding out and blending: point to each letter to say its sound in turn, then say the sounds together to make the word. (Alphablocks do this by holding hands and saying ‘c-a-t, CAT!’, and so on.)
To have fun reading simple words, your child can play the Alphablocks episodes online [link to games site]: choose the red and orange episodes.
When your child is confident with their letters and sounds, and reading simple words, they are ready for letter teams [link to Letter teams video].

When your child knows their first letter sounds, the next key phonics skill is putting them together to read simple words.

This involves the key skills of sounding out and blending: point to each letter to say its sound in turn, then say the sounds together to make the word. (Alphablocks do this by holding hands and saying ‘c-a-t, CAT!’, and so on.)

To have fun reading simple words, your child can play the Alphablocks episodes online: choose the red and orange episodes.

When your child is confident with their letters and sounds, and reading simple words, they are ready for letter teams.

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